Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, June 4, 2002
P-B-T students weight training turnout strong
Participation in summer weight training among Pecos High School athletes
started off well on Monday, head football coach Gary Grubbs said, with
over 70 incoming freshman through senior students attending either the
morning or evening sessions.
"We had 71 kids the whole day and 61 Monday night," said Eagles' head
football coach Gary Grubbs. "We're going to have more than that today,
since this morning we had 16."
Grubbs said the students participating in the first day of the summer
program were fairly evenly divided among the four grade levels, with most
of those working out planning to play football for the Eagles this fall.
The lifters at the various weight stations are spotted by another student
while lifting and supervised by one of the Pecos High School coaches. "The
number of coaches varies day to day, because none of this is mandatory
for the coaches and the kids," said Grubbs.
"We don't want to take away from the summer. The kids have things to
do," said Grubbs, adding that some athletes have work or summer school
during the day, while others have summer baseball at night.
"The coaches have drafted teams, and each coach has about 10 kids on
their team, and they're responsible for trying to get the kids to attend,"
The Eagles have made the playoffs in football each of the past four
seasons, but will be moving into the tougher District 4-3A this fall. Weight
training will continue through July, and pre-season football workouts will
begin in August.
Summer hours now in effect for rec department
Summer hours are now in effect at the old Pecos High School gym for the
Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department.
Director Nora Geron said hours at the facility during the months that
school is out will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-9 p.m. on Mondays through
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-7 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
The summer hours will continue at the old PHS gym until the beginning
of the 2002-2003 school year in August.
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